Month: February 2017

ATSU Offers Chaminade Students Guidance for Med School Applications

To help students achieve their academic and career goals, Chaminade University’s Office of Health Professions Advising and Undergraduate Research coordinated professional development workshops conducted by officials from A.T. Still University (ATSU). Under formal articulation agreements, Chaminade students gain early admission to health profession programs at ATSU campuses in Arizona and Missouri with degrees in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, audiology, physical therapy and occupational therapy. The Jan. 31 workshops focused on what the ATSU admissions committee looks for in applicants and how to communicate effectively during the interview process. ATSU administrators also led an informational session on Feb. 1 to give students an overview of educational...

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Love You Then, Love You Still

More than 40 people celebrated their marriages by renewing their wedding vows on Sunday, Febebruary 12, in Mystical Rose Oratory.  The event was sponsored by Alumni Relations and Campus Ministry.  It has become an annual tradition at Chaminade in honor of Valentine’s Day and marriage.  Some of the couples were newlyweds while others have been married nearly 50 years. Alumni Relations director Be-Jay Kodama and her student assistant Arielle Regis cheerfully handed out red carnations and gave out prayer cards.  The renewal followed Mass with couples invited to come up to the altar.  Fr. Allen DeLong, SM, the presider,...

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Chaminade Dedicates Its New Coaches’ Office Complex

Who would have thought the excess space under the Marianist parking structure could have been used for anything but bramble, dust and scurrying mongooses? But Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM, Chaminade’s president, had an idea. Why not repurpose the empty cavern into something that Athletics could use? It was close to McCabe Gym and adjacent to the Saint Louis field. Why not? Bro. Robert Hoppe, the vice president of Marianist Center of Hawaii, agreed.  It was a solvable math problem. The idea ignited into a vision that became a celebrated reality on February 6 when the University dedicated its new...

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Chaminade Accounting Students Provide Free Tax Preparation Service

Chaminade accounting majors took on a taxing challenge this January.  They studied carefully IRS publications and forms, took federal exams, and got themselves certified by the IRS to do tax returns and give advice on budgeting strategies.  Referred to as “the Chaminade tax gang,” these certified students are led across the island by their Chaminade accounting professor, Wayne Tanna, in the pro bono preparing of tax returns for the needy. Each student will do a minimum of four tax returns (many do more) as part of Tanna’s service-learning accounting class project. Tanna and various other accounting faculty have been offering this...

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Chaminade University Celebrates Founders’ Week

Banners with the images of Marianist founders, Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, Venerable Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon and Venerable Marie Thérèse Charlotte de Lamourous, held steady by the high winds, unfurled throughout Chaminade University’s campus. Banners of past founders and presidents of Chaminade University also heralded in the week. It was Founders Week (Jan. 23-28) and an opportunity for the University to celebrate its Marianist heritage, affirm its present day Marianist spirit and carry forward its Marianist values. Honoring the Past Monday morning, Campus Ministers set up a lei making station in the Vi and Paul Loo Student Center.  They stacked boxes...

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